A gem of a 16th century Grade II Listed hall house much altered and extended in the early 20th century in an Arts and Crafts style to the designs of Hubert Berins for the then owner, Mr Fyler. Our brief was to create a large kitchen/family room, utility room and guest suite.
Working closely with our client and the conservation officer, our design solution fulfilled the brief by the construction of a two-storey cross wing and single-storey side extension with basement below. The kitchen windows take a lead from the Arts and Crafts detail and wrap around the corners to create a light filled space with clear views overlooking the gardens. This detail is partially replicated above with corner windows in the guest room.
The single storey element houses the utility and boot room and below this a complete basement housing games and cinema room.
Externally the material choices were carefully considered and handmade bricks from a local brick works were used with flemish bond and lime mortar. The tile hanging and clay tile roof match those elsewhere on the house and all in all it creates a seamless and harmonised extension blending the new and old together.